JCPOA A ‘Security Priority’ for Europe, Region: Mogherini

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini described the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as a “key security priority” for both Europe and the region.

JCPOA A ‘Security Priority’ for Europe, Region: Mogherini

“The nuclear deal we achieved with Iran is a key security priority for Europe and for the region. President Trump mentioned in a speech on ‘Iran strategy of the US’ that the United States will consult with allies on the way forward. The message we have sent as the European Union and its member states, all the 28 (members) are extremely united and clear, is this, ‘preserving the nuclear deal with Iran and its full implementation in all its parts by all is a key security priority for Europe,’” Mogherini said addressing a session of the Rome Mediterranean Dialogue regional forum on Friday.

She added, “The deal has been negotiated and finalized in a way that actually contains so many provisions and so many elements of control with the most intrusive of system of verification”.

“And this is 104 pages of detailed elements on every single aspect of nuclear activities. So anyone that thinks about renegotiating one chapter or another paragraph or line simply does not know what kind of box it is opening; every single word is linked to the previous and the next one and is something that was negotiated with an excellent technical team... (anyone thinking about renegotiation) simply does not understand the complexity of that,” Mogherini further said.

The 159-page nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached in July 2015 and came into force in January 2016.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

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